Wednesday, July 1, 2009

clay...

I love to try out new clay, so when I saw this at my Hobby Lobby, I quickly bought it and began to create.
It was so yummy looking, trancelucent and creamy, but it had a strange medicinal smell ... kinda odd..iodine, that's what it smelled like, no it REEKED of it!!!

But I thought ok I'll give it a try and it was a bit like what I think a polymer would behave like? Only I could add a little water and it smoothed easily, hmmm I think I like this...

Wrong it tugged a lot and when dry, every little imperfection showed up???!!!I couldn't even get my sandpaper to work on it!!!?? So I gave my Dremel a try, no luck there either???!!!!??
Wow this stuff is pretty indestructible!!! I'm not too happy about the shrinking either, because it liked to crack? So I added a bit of fresh clay to it and that seemed to do the trick.






Well I think I know what I'm going to try with this next time...
blessings,Flora

16 comments:

DellaRae said...

I have used Sculpt it also and had mixed results. The first thing I tried turned out o.k. so bought a large container to use in my classroom...not a good choice. As you said, it cracked as it dried. It also drys out quickly, even when kept in an air tight container.

Brandi McKenna said...

Flora, I tried this stuff before too and was disgusted with it and passed it on to the kids! It cracked like hell all over the place, I was trying to make small moons with it, I mean cracked FAR apart, a huge shrinking ratio there. I'd love to know what you added to it to make it usable, I did like sculpting with it UNTILL I saw how it dried! It smells like lotion or something!

Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

wow- you are so incredibly talented...how cool

Sonia ;) said...

So would you continue to use it? Or use it as a last resort?

Smiles,
Sonia ;)

Doreen said...

Flora..what you ended up making with this clay is wonderful..gosh i LOVE it!!!!

:)Doreen

William Bezek said...

So did you like it or not? I can't really tell from what you said.

Georgina said...

Have never seen this brand at our Hobby Lobby because I've used every clay they sell. I prefer paper clay because it reminds me of earthen clay and that's what I worked in when I was in college...wish I had my kiln set up...sigh! Can't wait to see your complete little creatures.

Pattee said...

I hate when I buy something ...
and it turns out well hard to work with!

I see the cool effects (think they are effects) with sculls and bones....

I like your little guy there....
: ) Pattee

Kathy and Carrie said...

Well I like what you're starting to create with it so far. At least you didn't give up....good for you. Can't wait to see the final creation.

K. Jones

Zan Asha said...

Hmm, it's interesting but unfortunate that you sometimes have to experiment with alot of different stuff when doing art. I am sorry that the clay turned out to be a frustrating experience! DOH!

Light and Shadow Studio said...

Wow...cool music Flora! I think I am going to pass trying that clay, LOL. But I like what you are making! Hugs, Tammy

Bone*Head*Studios said...

Thanks everyone for stopping by and for taking the time to comment!!
I think I will be using it again..
blessings,
Flora

Skeleton In My Closet said...

Flora, you are really a sweetie to pass on your experiences with the various mediums.

I tried this a few years ago and thought it was horrible. I vaguely remember too, now that you mention it, that it had a strong odor. I believe I ended up using it as a 'base' coat for a few pieces just to use it up. I used paperclay as the detail coat. I also remembered vowing to never use it again.

Funny how we all have our different preferences : )

Josie

Bone*Head*Studios said...

Hey Josie !!! I was thinking about you the other day, how's that finger doing? Better I hope!! Yes I'm not one to give up too easily!! I want to keep using it because of it's strength, so maybe I'll just use it on just parts of a sculpt?
Blessings,Flora

Susie Pastor said...

Flora, thanks for the nice comment on my blog. I have always been impressed with your work. Talk about talented! WOW I am fairly new to this sculpting thing and not nearly ready for the "big leagues" like you guys. I too have tubs of SCuplt IT and not sure what to do with it. I find that a lot of clay dries out too fast because I work so slowly! Thanks for sharing your experience.

Bone*Head*Studios said...

Hello and WELCOME Susie!!!
Thanks so much for the sweet comment!!!
Susie,Honey I'm far from " The Big Leagues" just play a lot first then work your way up to bigger pieces.Slow is not so bad.
blessings,Flora